Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

New opioid service grants

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced March 27 that The Lehigh Conference of Churches will receive one of 16 statewide grants to provide specialized services to individuals with Opioid Use Disorder.

“The Commonwealth is committed to providing the services needed to aid individuals and their families with services associated with the opioid epidemic that has struck so many families in our region and our state,” Boscola stated. “This grant to The Lehigh Conference of Churches will allow them to provide case management and housing support services to individuals across the county of Lehigh.”

Governor Tom Wolf announced $15 million worth of grants through 16 grant agreements, including the grant to the Lehigh Conference of Churches. The funding is part of a $55.9 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to the Commonwealth.

“Providing for a stable environment where an individual can focus on their need for treatment of an addiction is a critical component to a successful recovery,” Boscola added. “Through case management and housing support services this grant will assist residents of Lehigh County with services that will help them secure and maintain a stable housing situation.”

Contract agreements are currently being finalized between the Commonwealth and the grantees.